Windber Research Institute

The third set of papers out this week from The Cancer Genome Atlas touches on ways to cluster tumors, oncogenic processes that contribute to oncogenesis, and more.

As part of the agreement, a precision cancer research and treatment institute will be created at the Windber facilities.

BioServe touts the repository as the "the largest resource of high-quality biosamples for the life science industry" and claims that researchers can access it to garner biosamples from "most any major diseases."

The firm has started the BioServe Network with partners including Fox Chase, Windber, UMass, and the Fairbanks Institute for Healthy Communities.

BioServe will supplement its clinical-grade biospecimens in its Global BioRepository with biosamples from the Windber Research Institute's Tissue Bank.

Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports that a preliminary investigation has found He Jiankui performed his gene-editing work illegally.

John Mendelsohn, a former president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has died, the New York Times reports.

Identical twins receive different estimates of ancestry from the same direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms, CBC reports.

In PNAS this week: chromosomal features of maize, adaptations in the vinous-throated parrotbill, and more.